Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Recalling ALL books !?!

Well, I came in this morning and my boss, Bettye, told me that!....haha. According to a new law they are passing soon, books are in the recall. Toys, books, and other things children 12 years and younger could or would play with may be recalled starting February 12th of this year. A new law may/will pass that anything that children play with has to be tested for lead, and other harmful substances they are finding in toys these days. I guess it's like the toys that were made in China that had lead in them that were putt out by Mattel, Fisher price, etc.. According to what she said, all books must be tested. Good luck with that one. I can see testing toys, but how are they gonna test all the books in the local libraries? Who is gonna do this and who will pay? Are they gonna have sniffing dogs that smell whatever they are looking for? If they look thru our books they will probably find some mold, mildew, Cheeto stains, grease stains, and other things I don't wanna mention. I realize this is all for good intentions, but come on! I think they are getting themselves waaaaay to deep in this. I think the CPSIA needs to reevaluate this decision about the books thing. I can see passing a law on all new books, but how can they possibly go and test all the library books. On the other hand, I lost 2 more pounds! Yay me!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

been a~while

Ok so it's been a long time....actually almost a year since I have done anything with this stuff. I have been busy being a mommy to a pre-teen boy and a prissy 7 year old girl. Ontop of that I work and hardly have time to sleep at night! But, this year I plan to make more me time. I PLAN on that anyways. haha. If things don't get done, they just won't get done.
Just for the record it is really cold here in Alabama. It's been a while since the pond in my backyard has frozen. It was frozen this morning!
This year I have started weight watchers. I am not going to any meetings where you have to talk to other people about crap like that. I just bought the materials online and I am doing it by myself . So far...I have lost like 5 lbs this week, which is great. My goal is to loose 30 lbs by my birthday ( April 3). I think I can do it. I will be 29 this year and I know the older you get, the harder it is to loose weight. The program is really simple once you get the hang of it. You don't have to starve yourself. I have come to realize that cokes are BAD. I had become a coke addict. If you drink one of those a day, then you can gain like 15 lbs a year. That's alot. I haven't had a coke in like 3 1/2 weeks.....except for when Julia-ann and I were at the mall this past week buying books at Walden's. It was really hot in the mall and she had to go to the bathroom and I had to go get something to drink. We went by chick-fil-a and I got 1-regular coke. You know after you stop drinking those, they taste different when you do drink one. Anyway...I can do this. I will do this. When you have to write what you are eating down, it adds up and you realize what all you have been shoving down your throat. I eat a lot of salads lately. However those can be scarry too. Yah just gotta lay off all those toppings. Which sucks too.